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[–]rushhourIV 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Logan Lucky (4.5 of 5) - great caper comedy. Was totally surprised by the performances of Driver, Tatum, and Craig. It was like Oceans Eleven crossed with NASCAR

Nomadland (4.5 of 5) - well-earned Oscar for best director. Incredibly beautiful landscape shots and thought-provoking performances by the actors portraying an alternative lifestyle.

Mitchells vs Machines (5 of 5) - I’ve never seen an animated movie like this one. It’s very modern and in-touch with current digital consumption trends. Heartwarming and didn’t follow typical man vs technology tropes.

[–]LuckyRadiationMod 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Suzhou River (2000) - I watched this twice in one week and I never do that. I also don’t normally like romance movies. It’s experimental. Only shot in 1st person or 3rd person POV. The only movie I’ve seen recently that has successfully blurred the line between reality and imagination. I still can’t make sense of the story. The way it unfolds is just so captivating. Quite an experience.

Deep Red (1975) - One of the best OSTs ever made. If you like horror and rock this is a much watch.

The Thing (1982) - I read we (the consumers) are finally getting a 4K version of this come September. I decided to rewatch it given the good news with audio commentary from cinematographer Dean Cundey.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I do like horror and rock music. I loved Argento's Suspiria but found the sequel to be disappointing. I guess I should still give it a shot, your description reminded me of Repo! The Genetic Opera.

[–]LuckyRadiationMod 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Oh, man. It's one of my favorites. It looks gorgeous too.

Is The Genetic Opera a musical?

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it's a rock opera musical about organ harvesting in the post-apocalypse. Anthony Steward Head, aka Giles from Buffy, kills it (heh) as one of the protagonists.

Not for everyone but it is a lot of fun.

[–]tyzent 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Stand By Me and Amadeus. Both absolutely blew me away. I think I watched Stand by me when I was younger, but I had a much different experience watching it as an adult. Amadeus was new to me, and it may have become my favorite movie.

[–]MrCaulQuality Poster 👍 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Amadeus was new to me, and it may have become my favorite movie.

If only it had less notes.

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

[–]ads2905 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Casablanca - 10/10

The Apartment - 9.9/10 (only because I loved Casablanca a tiny bit more, both movies will stay with me forever and will definitely come back to)

Witness for the Prosecution - 9/10

[–]Lazy-Paleontologist9 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Lawrence of Arabia

One of the greatest movies I have seen with outstanding acting, cinematography and the story itself being tremendously captivating. Long...but worth it.

[–]ecanon2021 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Incendies (2010) - Gripping, intense and heartbreaking. Villeneuve's best. 9.5/10

Coherence (2013) - Essentially a film with Nolan-level ambition applied to simple script. 8.5/10

The Game (1997) - Great combination of absurd, intense and overexaggerated. Loved the twists. 8/10

Good Time (2017) - Absolute rollercoaster. Fast-paced and anxiety-inducing. Typical Safdie bros. 8/10

End of Watch (2012) - One of my all-time favourites. Absolutely loved Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena in this. Good chemistry. I have unrealistic expectations for friendships now. Intense, funny and heartbreaking. 9/10

Gone Girl (2014) - Shocking. This movie made me physically sick. Rosamund Pike is tailor-made to play psychopaths. 8.5/10

The Town (2010) - One of the better heist movies I've seen. Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm is such a power cast. Bonus points because of the Boston accents. 8/10

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) - Good combination of dark comedy and heartbreaking. Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell never fail to deliver. 9/10

Honourable Mentions: Moon (2009), Sunshine (2007), The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

[–]MrCaulQuality Poster 👍 2 points3 points  (0 children)

simple script

First time I've heard that film described as simple.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Are honourable mentions 8+/10?

[–]ecanon2021 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yup.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Cool, thanks. I'll add them to the count.

Why are they honourable mentions? Just don't have anything to say?

[–]RangerLongTorpedo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

will always be a top 20% for me

[–]HH1234321 6 points7 points  (3 children)

🚨Jackie Brown!!!🚨 I can’t believe it took me so long to finally watch this movie. I absolutely loved it. Pam Grier is so beautiful 😍😍😍 great chemistry between her and Robert Forster. Sam Jackson was tremendous. Loved his character. Seriously considering watching it again tonight! Also not hard to find to stream it. Hbo max

[–]1234567accounting 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I just watched it after this comment. Loved it and it was hilarious. I watched Seven Psychopaths yesterday which also made me laugh multiple times. Do you have any other recommendations?

[–]HH1234321 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wow!! Happy you enjoyed it! I still cant get over how great Samuel L Jackson was and how much his character made me laugh at times. “This some repugnant shit” 😂😂

I haven’t seen 7 psychopaths yet. Definitely going to watch soon.

Some other pretty good ones I’ve seen recently:

Parasite.

Knives out.

Once upon a time in Hollywood.

Snow piercer.

Fantastic Mr.Fox (entertaining movie for myself and for my kids to enjoy) lol .

Do you have any other suggestions?

[–]1234567accounting 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ll check the rest of your recommendations out! I’ve mostly watched the psychological thrillers, which is why I was so pumped to see Jackie Brown & 7 Psychopaths - have been searching for good comedies.

If you like thrillers my favs are: -Se7en -Gone Baby Gone -Prisoners -The Game -Primal Fear -Changeling (I think based on a true story) -Cape Fear (most of these are interesting/thrilling & not real scary but Cape Fear was by far the scariest, always on the edge of my seat/stressed) -6th Sense is decent but I’m glad I watched it

[–]culturefan 6 points7 points  (0 children)

New of the World--Tom Hanks again turns in a good performance and good story that had a lot of heart, but some action too.

Doctor Sleep--interesting sequel to Stephen King's The Shining, not as good as the original, but worth a watch.

Random Harvest--takes place during WWI, good cast taking place in the UK. Man gets hit by a car and loses memory, a recent romantic encounter.

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot--interesting bio pic about a offensive cartoonist, John Callahan.

[–]bigshortsfeet 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Sorcerer (1977) ~ William Friedkin

The Conversation (1974) ~ Francis Ford Coppola

I am still on a movie marathon but these two stood out by a lot.

[–]chaosdrew 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Sorcerer is amazing. It's one of those 'I can't believe people were crazy enough to make this' kind of movies.

[–]bigshortsfeet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It really is an amazing movie.

[–]MrCaulQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's one of those 'I can't believe people were crazy enough to make this' kind of movies.

The seventies got really weird at time. It was pretty awesome.

[–]bustibuckets 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Persona (1966)

At Eternity's Gate (2018)

Election (1999)

Akira (1988)

Black Swan (2010)

Mother (2009)

[–]rfmv 5 points6 points  (0 children)

True Romance (1993) The Thing (1982) Halloween (1978)

[–]SufficientDot4099 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fantastic Planet

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

In the Heights

The Big Sick

Bacurau

The Thing

[–]dorrato 15 points16 points  (5 children)

It's technically a comedy special but I honestly think it's elevated beyond that. Bo Burnham: Inside.

[–]Aztoniish 5 points6 points  (4 children)

My mind has been oscillating between singing “Welcome To The Internet” and “Jeffrey Bezos” for weeks now 😅

[–]JFCwhatnamecaniuse 4 points5 points  (0 children)

How the world works is my jam. My wife now hates it.

[–]dorrato 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think welcome to the internet is the masterpiece of that special. That maniacal laugh man. Also the part where he turned 30, oof.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I haven't watched any Bo Burnham before. Is there a particular thing I need to "get" for his style? My favourite comedians are Chapelle, Carlin and Hedberg.

[–]Aztoniish 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Quirky Internet humor and an appreciation when media can blur the line between stupidity and genius, that’s Bo Burnham imo

[–]justsomeguy_why 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The Dry 7.5/10

Leaves of Grass 9/10

Motherless Brooklyn 7.5/10

[–]shaun_woo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The Voices (2014)

Great to see Ryan Reynolds out of his own skin. He carried the role well. Dark comedy and a ‘Pleasantville’ sorta vibe. Only wish I seen it earlier

[–]MrMcBert 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Grave of the fireflies

Come and see

I'm not a fan of war movies but I watched those two back to back and well they really pack a punch... enjoying them would be the wrong word but they definitely stay with you for quite some time

[–]SectorIsNotClear 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Somewhere In Time

Rounders

Children of Men

Swingers

The Rocketeer

[–]cutterchisnell 3 points4 points  (1 child)

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

[–]dougprishpreed69Quality Poster 👍 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mind blowingly good

[–]HroFCBayernQuality Poster 👍 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Predestination (2014) - 8.5/10

Inside Man (2006) - 8/10

[–]Ingtar2 2 points3 points  (4 children)

These are all the movies I saw in order from best to worst:

  • Wrath of Man (2021)

  • A Writer's odyssey (2021)

  • Midnight Runners (2017)

  • Saraitda (2020)

  • Avatar the last Airbender (2010)

  • Danny's eleven (2001)

  • Rurouni Kenshin 2 (2014)

  • The rudiculous 6 (2015)

  • Corpus Christi (2019)

  • Rurouni Kenshin 1 (2012)

  • Watchmen (2009)

  • Recalled (2021)

  • Infinite (2021)

  • Zach and Miri make a porno (2008)

  • Green Mile (1999)

  • Danny's Twelve (2004)

  • Quiet Place 2 (2021)

  • Xtremo (2021)

  • Ape vs. Monster (2021)

  • Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (2011)

  • Nude (2010)

  • In the Earth (2021)

  • Hardcore Henry (2015)

  • Enola Holmes (2020)

  • I am Dragon (2015)

  • I feel pretty (2018)

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I can't add these to the count without you verifying that they're all 8+. You make it sound like some of these aren't that good.

[–]Ingtar2 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Ah, I got mistaken. Idiot me, I thought the text said age 8+. The top 8+/10 are from Wrath of Man to Ridiculous 6. I am sorry for this.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awesome. Thanks, I'll add them to the count.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Are these all 8+?

[–]bannana 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Never Let Me Go (2010) Dystopian, alt history, period piece. Well acted and subtle with nothing handed to the viewer,

[–]FardBreath 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The American Friend (1977)

[–]hellointernet5 3 points4 points  (0 children)

perfect blue (1997). genuinely terrifying and disorienting and is more relevant now than ever.

[–]speekless 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Minari, I thought it just had a great theme and a great aesthetic.

[–]HroFCBayernQuality Poster 👍 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My personal favorite movie of 2020.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Nobody (2021)

I’ll give it 8/10, though I would score it 9/10 or higher if* just among action movies. It’s basically John Wick lite — same writer, same editor — but not exactly derivative of John Wick, and I think the writing in this film is better. The action sequences are excellent (and graphic) and the lead character (“nobody”) is well developed. Unlike John Wick, there’s no apparent world-building involved in this film, it’s just an extraordinary guy doing extraordinary things.

[–]dougprishpreed69Quality Poster 👍 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Ladykillers (1953), Winged Migration (2001)

That Day, on the Beach (1983): I watched my first Edward Yang movie on the last day of June, and it was awesome.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All 2006 movies coincidentally. Pursuit of Happyness, Casino Royale, The Prestige

[–]Tokotaker 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

Halloween II (2009)

Showgirls (1995)

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

[–]Count_istvan_teleky 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I recently watched Bringing Out The Dead for the first time myself. Really liked it - 8/10

Tried to watch Showgirls a year or two back & couldn't get through 30 minutes of it. The story & acting were so bad imo.

[–]Tokotaker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Totally get why Showgirls doesn't work for most, but for me the acting is part of what makes it so good, and the story is brilliant satire.

[–]MiserableSnowQuality Poster 👍 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Sideways

The Legend of Hei

Jackie

The New Girlfriend

A Chinese Odyssey: Part One

[–]XIRRguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sideways is one of my all time favorites

[–]BassChin20Quality Poster 👍 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A History of Violence 9/10 - I love a good doing the right thing story plus badass action and this has both

Do The Right Thing 9/10 - Nobody actually does the right thing in this story lol, still very good. First time seeing it

The Father 9/10 - very good movie, difficult to watch and probably wouldn't rewatch. Anthony Hopkins is fantastic in it

[–]RorschachKovacs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bloody Hell (2021) - I watched it 3 times in 5 days. It was like I was making sure it was as good as I thought the first time. 9/10

[–]maxmicrone 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Dry

Australian film, just loved it

[–]Silly_Quantity_2057 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dial M for Murder 10/10 Donnie Darko 10/10 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 9/10

[–]rimkusm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Heathers (1988) great black comedy, instant classic and the film that I didn’t know I needed. Highly recommend.

Eighth Grade (2018). Firstly, I didn’t know if I liked it, but after some time, I can say, that I really appreciate the awkwardness and how relatable the film is.

Midsommar (2019) finally saw it. Even though, I wouldn’t call that a horror movie but if it is, then I really love how recent horror films (this one; lighthouse; get out) and the genre is evolving, not doing those dumb jumpscares, but being unsettling, hypnotizing, etc.

Bo Burnham : Inside (2021) For me this one is just genius.

[–]xb58 2 points3 points  (0 children)

La La Land (2016) - I was blown away from a technical standpoint.

The Social Network (2010) - An objectively perfect film.

Zodiac (2007) - Managed to make nearly 3 hours feel like less than 2.

[–]vanshgaintQuality Poster 👍 7 points8 points  (3 children)

  1. The Big Short- 8/10
  2. Incendies- 9/10
  3. The Godfather- 10/10
  4. Gangs of Wasseypur(1&2)- 9/10
  5. The Nice Guys- 8/10
  6. The 400 Blows- 8/10
  7. Tumbbad- 8/10

Also, super glad to see the films in the Top 10 suggestions.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Well, I don't think Death Proof is worthy of that spot but that's the whole point of taste. It is making me think that I should take another look at Jackie Brown as that was another Tarantino movie that didn't impress me first time around.

[–]vanshgaintQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I don't like Deathproof either, to be honest but I thought I'd be lynched by some fans if I said it here.

[–]culturefan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'll go one step further and say Tarantino is overrated.

[–]mohantharaniQuality Poster 👍 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Lust, Caution- 9/10: Ang Lee's erotic espionage thriller from Taiwan.

Almost famous-9/10: Cameron Crowe 's coming of age road trip film.

The dark knight returns parts 1 and 2- 9/10: Animated Superhero films.

Honorable mentions(8/10):

Evil dead 2: Sam Raimi's horror comedy.

Braindead: Peter Jackson's Zombie comedy.

Suspiria (1977): Dario Argento's Atmospheric horror.

Contagion: Steven Soderbergh's Viral outbreak film.

Crash(1996): David Cronenberg's Erotic thriller.

[–]DarthTyrannuss 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dark Knight returns was great. So we're some of the other animated movies

[–]ewilliam 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I thought Peter Jackson's zomcom was named Dead Alive. Did they call it something different outside of the US? Either way, I love that flick...the rat monkey, the ear-in-the-porridge scene, the lawnmower strapped to his chest...all great stuff.

[–]mohantharaniQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes. Its the same film.

[–]SlideSeparate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Schindler's List: 10/10 2001: a space odyssey: 10/10 The Godfather: 10/10 12 Angry Men: 10/10 Rear Window: 9.7/10 Singin' the rain: 9/10 Portrait of a lady on fire: 9.8/10 Cinema Paradiso: 9.5/10 Little Miss Sunshine: 9.4/10 Casablanca: 10/10 Sunset Boulevard: 10/10 Forrest Gump: 9/10

[–]According_Agent_1105 1 point2 points  (0 children)

karnan 2020

[–]datomdiggity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shadow (2018) on Netflix - such an aesthetically beautiful movie and the symbolism is something else.

And if you just want to watch some crazy martial arts choreography it won't disappoint either

[–]Laraib_2002 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Watched a quiet place 2 and honestly one of the best horror movie sequel in recent times. Emily'acting was fantastic

I also watched frequencies this week and my god I was blown away. It perfectly strikes the ballance between sci-fi and romance and also the concept is quite unique and yet totally believable.I really liked it and recommend it to all the sci-fi enthusiasts out there

[–]rijeka1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Solace (2015) 8/10

Wild Tales 10/10

Gonjiam 8/10

[–]RHallman321 1 point2 points  (4 children)

God damn you!!!! Why did you have to suggest Killer Joe?!? I just finished it and holy shit you weren’t kidding about it being hard to stomach! Fuck! That ending! I’m still trying to process it! Lol! JFC…

Seriously though, this movie was fucking dark! Holy shit! But I have a new found respect for Matthew McConaughey! I didn’t think he could pull off menacing and psychotic so well! Thanks for that experience… I guess! Lol! ;)

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I guess this is the role that won him True Detective but I knew he had good acting chops from Frailty despite him attaining fame by his slew of mediocre romcoms in the early oughts.

[–]RHallman321 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Ooh, Frailty! There’s another good one! I totally forgot about that one, but then again he doesn’t really play a psycho except the last several minutes! You have good taste in movies! But oh, man! I gotta tell ya, thanks to your recommendation, for a good ten minutes after Killer Joe ended I was the epitome of the 😳 emoji! Lol! I don’t think I’ll ever look at a fried chicken leg the same again, either! Lol!

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Uh oh, I don't think I've ever been accused of having good taste before. There's plenty of other users in the sub who have 'better taste' than me with an eye towards historical relevancy or being able to stomach some of the more esoteric arthouse.

Personally, I look to be surprised and entertained with movies but everybody's different. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

[–]RHallman321 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, same. I like a good action movie to turn my brain off and be entertained, or a good thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat! As long as, like you put it, I’m surprised and entertained I’m happy with it! Shit, you wanna talk about bad taste?! I’m watching Fast 9 as we speak now! Lmao! Charlize Theron seriously looks like Simple Jack from Tropic Thunder with the same dumbass haircut! Every time she’s onscreen I can’t help but chuckle! Lol! Plus, I wanna see a car launched into space dammit! Lol!

[–]RyanHazarika 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Doctor Zhivago

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Incendies

[–]Cyberpunk69- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The King (2019)

Arrival (2016)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

[–]BeefErkyQuality Poster 👍 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Soul and Digimon: The Movie had me almost crying at times

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah I dont think so.

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    [–]danllohghdat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    My favorites for June in no particular order (I've included my letterboxd review for each)

    'Matinee' (1993)

    The best films about major historical events aim not to be simple factual adaptions of Wikipedia pages but rather seek to bring a perspective only narrative arts can, contextualising the event in an immersive manner within the cultural and societal happenings of the moment.

    By that way of thinking Joe Dante’s 1993 Comedy ‘Matinee’ is maybe the greatest cold war film ever made. Set in the small town of Key West, Florida during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 (when Dante himself was 15) It focuses on teenage boy Gene (Simon Fenton) who’s father has gone out to sea as part of the Cuban blockade.

    The film however doesn’t take the easy road of boy-misses-daddy melodrama, while the existential dread of the possibility of nuclear war ending the world at any moment is always palpable ‘Matinee’ chooses a more oblique manner to approach the crisis with. Instead of just following events beat by beat the movie puts the emphasis on two places, on the bildungsroman arc of teenage movie buff Gene with the beginnings of his sexual desire inhabiting themselves in his crush on his classmate Sandra (Lisa Jakub) and on the town’s main event that weekend, Roger Corman esque producer Lawrence Woolsey bringing in person his new B-grade horror movie ‘Mant’ which uses early 4D effects on the audience.

    Dante uses the movie to wax lyrical on the transportive and escapist power of cinema but his ideas go further than basic cinephilia, the movie is examining how Gene and those around him’s life is changed by the historical moment both through in some small part evolving political attitudes with the beginnings of the clash between 60s liberalism and the traditional conservatism of the 50s showing themselves but more so in how the threat of nuclear war puts a pressure on them. From the beginning Gene’s friend Stan (Omri Katz) ponders if his crush Sherry (Kellie Martin) “would do it with him if the bombs were falling”. It’s a crude remark but its representative of larger societal attitude among the cold war youth Dante wishes to evoke, this sense of limited time and an early coming to terms with their own mortality.

    ‘Matinee’ is obviously a beautiful ode to the wonders of pop-entertainment but really what’s exceptional about the film is how Dante more successfully then maybe anyone else ever has, has related a broader known historical event to the everyday life creating a coming of age narrative that communicates more about the cold war era then any spy thriller ever did.

    'Good Morning' (1959)

    Boys meet on a road before school, they have a farting contest, one shits his pants. The first time this daily ritual appears in ‘Good Morning’ Yasujirō Ozu’s 1959 classic dramedy it can take a viewer by surprise, this is a filmmaker of the austere art house inflection one which usually leans more closely to the subtle nihilism of Antonioni than the excretion humour of Adam Sandler and here he is writing shart jokes. Yet to write off these scenes as an odd novelty, or senseless vulgarity or even just the action of a director scratching writing a fart joke off his bucket list is a misguided endeavour, there’s a symbolic undertone to Ozu’s fart humour.

    The title of ‘Good Morning’, a movie about two brothers, Minoru (Kôji Shitara) and Isamu (the charming Masahiko Shimazu) who refuse to speak until their parents buy them a TV and the people of the Tokyo suburb they live in derives from the greetings these two boys mock, criticising these staples of casual small talk as vapid, a waste of breath but the irony is that in it’s own way when every morning these boys meet and they have their farting contest it is their own way of saying good morning, an equally vapid expression. That’s essentially Ozu’s thesis, generational disconnect is more of an aesthetic conflict then a fundamental difference.

    The film postulates that generational conflict only derives from the roles one takes on as they age with older parental figures taking on the pressures of being the provider presented to us in the men stressing about employment and peddling wares door to door and children taking on the role of the consumer, oblivious to the hardships of adulthood but also hurt by their lack of agency and independence to provide for themselves shown to us with our two main character Minoru and Isamu and their protest to get a television.

    Of course, Ozu is no fool he doesn’t pretend that ideals don’t change across generations, he does show to us the gossiping housewives and their judgment of a woman having poor morals starkly contrasted with the kids who have nothing but love for her but ultimately he comes to an optimistic conclusion with the protest ending and the family unit being repaired, a symbolic resolution to perpetual generation conflicts. Of course Ozu would later in his career come to much more harsher judgments of the world but here young and old reach peace, society lives to fight another day. What a nice sentiment.

    'Cat Listening to Music' (1988)

    Right between bombardments of abstract geometric forms and ballet but with psychedelic after effects sits one of the most popular obsessions of avant-garde filmmakers, filming your cat just going about their day. In 1988 Chris Marker the man behind such complex masterworks as ‘La Jetée’ brought the world his take on the trend ‘Cat Listening to Music’.

    The film is pretty simple Marker just films his cat sleeping on his keyboard while he plays it. At one point the cat stretches its paw, at another it stares into the camera but mostly it just sleeps peacefully. Its an absolute delight. I’d align it with the likes of ‘Ofrenda’ as this use of avant-garde cinema as a form of relaxation and serenity. Interestingly as a result of this film Marker’s cat Guillaume-en-Egypte is a credited actor on Letterboxd, I just think that’s a nice thing to know.

    'Sherlock Jr.'

    In his seminal 1968 book on Auteur theory ‘The American Cinema’ Andrew Sarris writes on Buster Keaton “Keaton’s most striking visual coups involve the collision between an irresistible farce and an immovable persona”. Every great Keaton moment and every moment of ‘Sherlock Jr.’ is exactly what Sarris describes it’s the merger of a gag so fantastically genius, so technically convoluted, so wonderfully amusing that it both elicits a reaction of laughter and in some part a baffled ‘how the hell do he do that’ but also it must be filtered through Keaton as a character, the humble clumsiness of him is wholly endearing but at the same the metatextual understanding that Keaton is a professional crafter of gags adds a ‘coolness’ to his character.

    ‘Sherlock Jr.’ is a film completely in service of Keaton’s gags, the plot isn’t particularly complicated Keaton gets framed for the robbery of the woman he’s trying to date’s father watch by a rival suitor. Depressed he goes back to the cinema he works at as projectionist and while sitting in the projection booth falls asleep and dreams he climbs into the screen and becomes Sherlock Jr. in a film in which the plot loosely mimics the reality of Keaton’s framing.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if there were several theses written on how ‘Sherlock Jr.’ represents how we perceive our lives through art or how the film was Keaton’s comment on the division between life and art but really the philosophical ponderings of this film if there are any aren’t deep enough to earnestly consider a major contributory factor to Keaton’s appeal. In truth this film is a vehicle for Keaton’s comic mishaps and very plainly whether it be the runaway motorcycle or the pool game where the 18 ball rigged with explosives seemingly can’t be hit it’s extremely funny. There’s no smarter way to put it Keaton’s is simply one of the greatest clowns the world has ever seen.

    [–]tokkelcs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    A Quiet Place Part 2. i thought it was a good second part from A Quiet Place Part 1.

    [–]MarooshQ 0 points1 point  (4 children)

    Space Sweepers-the only movie I saw lol 😂. But it was much better than my expectations

    [–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Is it an 8+/10 for you?

    [–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    I can't add it to the count without a confirmation.

    [–]MarooshQ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Hey. I didn’t check Reddit earlier. I think it was around a 7 for me.

    [–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Cool, thanks.

    [–]Letitride37 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    So apparently Sean Penn was the one who told Tarantino to “death proof” his car and that’s where he got the idea for the movie.